Three Rivers Land Trust, formerly The LandTrust for Central North Carolina, has named Sam Parrott as their Membership and Outreach Director. The Land Trust, headquartered in Salisbury, has conserved more than 26,000 acres in 10 central North Carolina counties. “Sam joined the Land Trust in 2017 as the Membership and Outreach Associate and has since shown incredible dedication and responsiveness to conserving our region’s natural resources,” states Associate Director Michael Nye Fulk. “His natural ability to communicate with all outdoor enthusiasts is especially important as we ensure all demographics are represented in our conservation efforts. We are extremely fortunate to have him on our team.”

Sam began work as the Membership and Outreach Associate in January of 2017. He was born and raised in Spartanburg, South Carolina and attended his hometown university, Wofford College, where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Studies and Business in the spring of 2015. Prior to the Land Trust, Sam worked with conservation organizations in the High Sonoran Desert of Arizona, the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, and the Piedmont Region of South Carolina. Sam is passionate about conserving the Carolina’s natural resources, including its land, wildlife, and heritage. His focus has been on increasing membership and support for the Land Trust’s conservation work and programs while broadening the organization’s outreach efforts across the Land Trust’s 10-county footprint through county chapters. “I am honored to serve as Three Rivers Land Trust’s Membership and Outreach Director,” states Parrott. “The Carolina Piedmont is my home and my love for the outdoors was developed here. I feel extremely fortunate to be a leader in conserving this region’s natural resources.”